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Best sushi in NYC

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by nahneun, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. nahneun

    nahneun Senior member

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    Hey all, I'm just wondering what you think is the best sushi restaurant in NYC? I've been to a few, but none have really WOWED me yet. I have yet to go to some of the more famous ones like Sushi Yasuda or Sasabune, but I would appreciate some insight [​IMG] Thank you!
     
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    masa for the full course it includes some sushi there and the quality is great. Kobe beef sushi, white truffle sushi, etc.

    Kuruma Zushi is also really good.
     
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    jpan is pretty tasty
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Caveat: I'm just a tourist in NY.

    I really liked Hibino in Brooklyn last time I was there in summer. Also went to Matsugen in Tribeca and thought it was pretty good, not great. I prefer less swanky, more neighborhood-y sushi.
     
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    Hey all, I'm just wondering what you think is the best sushi restaurant in NYC? I've been to a few, but none have really WOWED me yet. I have yet to go to some of the more famous ones like Sushi Yasuda or Sasabune, but I would appreciate some insight [​IMG] Thank you!

    [​IMG] if you tell me at least a month in advance i will go with you to sushi yasuda or masa
     
  6. nahneun

    nahneun Senior member

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    [​IMG] if you tell me at least a month in advance i will go with you to sushi yasuda or masa
    Here's your month in advance warning [​IMG] also, i think masa is part of restaurant week (which is this week and next, i think?). skip class, come down to nyc from ithaca, and let's go get some
     
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    15 East for sushi.
     
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    Here's your month in advance warning [​IMG]

    also, i think masa is part of restaurant week (which is this week and next, i think?). skip class, come down to nyc from ithaca, and let's go get some


    I'm in on this. I've always wanted to go, but none of my friends can rationalize the expense. I think going during restaurant week would be a bad idea though.
     
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    Blue Ribbon Sushi, have only tried the one in Brooklyn but its really well done. Ask for the horse mackeral - they serve a sashimi with a citrusy sauce and return with the entire fish rack deep fried and salted, which is a crunchy treat. B
     
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    really enjoyed my meal at Sushi Yasuda.
     
  11. whiteslashasian

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    I'm a fan of Tomoe Sushi in the village. The long lines kind of suck, but once you get a table it's pretty smooth sailing from there.
     
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    I'm in on this. I've always wanted to go, but none of my friends can rationalize the expense. I think going during restaurant week would be a bad idea though.

    i think restaurant week might be a bad idea as well, although i've never actually been to any restaurants for restaurant week
     
  13. indesertum

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    15 East for sushi.
    better than any of the other major players? 15 east is apparently about 100, sushi yasuda between 150 and 200, and masa is 450 for the omakase. -_- 450 is currently more than my monthly budget for food (i spend at most 300) so i want to count masa out.
     
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    -_- 450 is currently more than my monthly budget for food (i spend at most 300) so i want to count masa out.

    Aww, shucks. [​IMG]
     
  15. nahneun

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    I'm a fan of Tomoe Sushi in the village. The long lines kind of suck, but once you get a table it's pretty smooth sailing from there.
    I've been to Tomoe and found it rather unremarkable. It was okay, but nothing exceptional. 7/10, and I'm a pretty generous grader. I don't think a 450 tasting menu is appropriate for most students and recent grads... :p I'd be willing to splurge on yasuda though if you come down from shithaca
     
  16. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    Aww, shucks. [​IMG]

    someday my man someday.
     
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    For traditional sushi, the top three are generally Yasuda, Kuruma, and Masa. Second tier includes Sasabune, Sushi Rose, 15 East, and a few others in midtown. Under that you can get into Gari, Ushiwakamawaru (sp), Geigha, etc.

    Yasuda gives you the best bang for the buck, especially at lunch.

    If you're looking for rolls or sashimi, disregard all of the above.
     
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    Yasuda. Go before he leaves NYC

    Ushiwakamaru and Gari are very good too.
     
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    Is Sushi Rose still around? I thought they closed years ago.
     
  20. whiteslashasian

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    I've been to Tomoe and found it rather unremarkable. It was okay, but nothing exceptional. 7/10, and I'm a pretty generous grader.

    I don't think a 450 tasting menu is appropriate for most students and recent grads... :p I'd be willing to splurge on yasuda though if you come down from shithaca


    I like how it feels less like a polished dining experience and more like a fun, almost rowdy Sushi Bar. I won't take my parents there, but all my friends love it. The sushi is probably 6.5/10 but I like the place enough to give an overall of 7.5/10. Prices aren't very high either.
     

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